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Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Get savvy on how Medicare covers diabetic patients

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What does Medicare cover when it comes to diabetes? I’m 65 and have pre-diabetes, and would like to find out what all is covered.
    Fat Albert

    Dear Albert,
    Medicare actually offers a wide range of coverage to help beneficiaries who have diabetes, as well as those who are at risk of getting it – but they don’t cover everything. Here’s a breakdown of what Medicare covers when it comes to diabetes services and supplies along with some other tips that can help you save.

  • COLUMN: Forgive them, Father

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Luke 23:32-34 says, “Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with Him (Jesus). And when they came to the place, which is called ‘The Skull,’ there they crucified Him (Jesus), and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left. And Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’ ”

  • COLUMN: Phones: We are constantly updating

    Everybody reading this has had phones around their entire life. But think how much phones have changed recently. The telephone was invented in 1876 and in 1891 the first dial telephones were invented. That basic phone stayed the same for the next 74 years until 1963 when Bell Systems invented the “touch tone” phone, which was still pretty easy. My grandparents’ whole life they had simple and stress free telephones.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Feb. 27

    Spencer Christian announces fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 465
    Spencer Christian Church, located at 5720 Taylorsville Road, is hosting a spaghetti dinner Friday at 6 p.m. The meal will include spaghetti (with meat or meatless sauce), salad and dessert. The dinner will benefit Boy Scout Troop 465.

    Spencer Christian to church hosting women’s Bible study

  • COLUMN: Cool season weeds waiting in the wings

  • PHOTO: FFA Participating in Kentucky FFA Ram Truck Program

  • COLUMN: Put late winter pruning on your to-do list

    In a fit of gratitude, I made a list of the things I loved about my life the other day. I managed eight solid things, none were frivolous; and one prompted the whole exercise: I love warm February days. This beautiful February day set into motion a very productive weekend. It felt so good to get some good old-fashioned garden clean up done with my husband by my side and the sheep grazing freely about. It makes you feel optimistic about the rest of your life.

  • COLUMN: Eastern tent caterpillar to hatch mid-March

    Experts report that the eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch will likely begin in mid-March for Central Kentucky.
    “The development of the eastern tent caterpillar – and insects in general – is directly correlated with air temperature. This helps predict when they will be active,” said Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture entomologist. “Temperature data from UK’s Ag Weather Center so far shows a pattern in Central Kentucky that is very similar to 2012.”

  • FSA loans now available for socially disadvantaged persons

    USDA Farm Service Agency reserves funds each year to make loans to socially disadvantaged applicants to buy and operate family-size farms. A socially disadvantaged farmer is one of a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of their identity as members of the group without regard to their individual qualities. For the purposes of this program, socially disadvantaged groups have been defined as women, Blacks or African Americans, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Do you need to file a tax return this year?

    Dear Savvy Senior
    My income dropped way off when I retired early last year, and I’m wondering if I fall into the so called “47 percent” of Americans who won’t have to pay and income taxes this year. What can you tell me?
    Curious Senior

    Dear Curious,